Norbury campaigner joins protest against the DSEI Arms Fair at the London Excel Centre
3:02pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
Hundreds of protesters, including a Norbury resident Leon Fields, gathered outside the entrance to the Excel Centre in London Docklands on Sunday to protest against the the DSEI Arms Fair which will see 30,000 Arms dealers attending and meeting to do Arms Sales. Some of these Arms sales have supplied and will supply the Regimes of the World with weapons.
At a time when the eyes of the World are on Syria, it is very hypocritical and completely wrong that Arms dealers such as Rostec are there.
The Russian State Technologies Corporation (Rostec) is an exhibitor at the "Defence Security Equipment International" (DSEI) exhibition which started on Tuesday at London Excel exhibition centre. Its presence there is highly controversial as the state corporation's arms export wing, Rosoboronexport, has supplied weapons to Syria.
Weapons deals and suppliers may also supply equipment which can be used to commit violence and repression against the people of countries such as Bahrain and Turkey where human rights abuses are well known.
Leon, who is a supporter of the Campaign Against the Arms Trade, said that there are peaceful protests and demonstrations planned all week to coincide with the DSEI Arms Fair at the Excel Centre in London Docklands. Visit http://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/ to find out more about what protests are planned.
Based on information supplied by Leon Fields.
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